Dell Inspiron 3542

Performance Results

Benchmarks - excluding SSD
Gaming
Gaming 12%
Tree trunk
Desktop
Desktop 26%
Raft
Workstation
Workstation 14%
Tree trunk
PC StatusOverall this PC is performing above expectations (61st percentile). This means that out of 100 PCs with exactly the same components, 39 performed better. The overall PC percentile is the average of each of its individual components.
ProcessorWith a below average single core score, this CPU can handle email, web browsing and audio/video playback but it will struggle to handle modern 3D games or workstation tasks such as video editing. Finally, with a gaming score of 25.5%, this CPUs suitability for 3D gaming is poor.
Graphics3.53% is too low to play 3D games or use CAD packages. (Note: general computing tasks don't require 3D graphics)
Boot DriveThe boot partition is located on a mechanical or hybrid drive. Moving the system to an SSD will yield far faster boot times, better system responsiveness and faster application load times.
Memory4GB is enough RAM to run any version of Windows and although it's sufficient for most games, some will benefit from up to 8GB of RAM. 4GB is also enough for modest file and system caches which allow for a responsive system.
OS VersionWindows 8.1 is the second most recent version of Windows but it's worth upgrading to Windows 10 which has had several improvements made to the user interface including a better homescreen.
Run History
SystemDell Inspiron 3542  (all builds)
MotherboardDell 0KHNVP
Memory2.1 GB free of 4 GB @ 1.6 GHz
Display1366 x 768 - 32 Bit colors
OSWindows 8.1
BIOS Date20160513
Uptime2 Days
Run DateJan 13 '18 at 09:24
Run Duration99 Seconds
Run User IND-User
Background CPU5%

 PC Performing above expectations (61st percentile)

Actual performance vs. expectations. The graphs show user score (x) vs user score frequency (y).

Processor Bench Single core Quad core Multi core
Intel Core i3-4005U
SOCKET 0, 1 CPU, 2 cores, 4 threads
Base clock 1.7 GHz, turbo 1.7 GHz (avg)
Performing as expected (58th percentile)
25.5% Poor
SC Int 41.4
SC Float 49.3
SC Mixed 48.2
37% 46.3 Pts
QC Int 101
QC Float 99.1
QC Mixed 111
24% 104 Pts
MC Int 109
MC Float 118
MC Mixed 118
17% 115 Pts
Poor: 16%
This bench: 25.5%
Great: 29%
Graphics Card Bench 3D DX9 3D DX10 3D DX11
Intel HD 4400 (Mobile 1.0/1.1 GHz)
Dell(1028 0651) 1GB
Driver: igdumdim64.dll Ver. 10.18.14.4414
Performing above expectations (67th percentile)
3.53% Terrible
Lighting 9
Reflection 10.6
Parallax 14.8
3% 11.5 fps
MRender 8.2
Gravity 5.7
Splatting 13.8
4% 9.23 fps
Poor: 2%
This bench: 3.53%
Great: 5%
Drive Bench Sequential Random 4k Deep queue 4k
WD Blue 2.5" 500GB-$43
404GB free
Firmware: 01.01A01 Max speed: SATA 3.0 600 MB/s
SYSTEM NCQ 5400 RPM 4KALIGNED S.M.A.R.T
Performing above expectations (66th percentile)
53.1% Above average
Read 93.2
Write 91.7
Mixed 93.2
70% 92.7 MB/s
4K Read 0.52
4K Write 1.77
4K Mixed 0.25
82% 0.85 MB/s
Poor: 35%
This bench: 53.1%
Great: 62%
Memory Kit Bench Multi core Single core Latency
Micron 8KTF51264HZ-1G6E1 1x4GB
1 of 1 slots used
4GB SODIMM DDR3 clocked @ 1600 MHz
Performing as expected (53rd percentile)
27% Poor
MC Read 9.1
MC Write 9.2
MC Mixed 7.9
25% 8.73 GB/s
SC Read 5.5
SC Write 6.1
SC Mixed 8
19% 6.53 GB/s
Latency 72
56% 72 ns
Poor: 10%
This bench: 27%
Great: 32%
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 System Memory Latency Ladder

L1/L2/L3 CPU cache and main memory (DIMM) access latencies in nano seconds.

Typical Inspiron 3542 Builds (Compare 1,834 builds) See popular component choices, score breakdowns and rankings.
Gaming
Gaming 13%
Tree trunk
Desktop
Desktop 40%
Speed boat
Workstation
Workstation 17%
Surfboard

System: Dell Inspiron 3542

EDIT WITH CUSTOM PC BUILDER Value: 99% - Outstanding Total price: $90
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